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Faust (Kino Lorber), directed by F.W. Murnau, based on the play of the same name by Goethe and the play “The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus” by Christopher Marlowe, ranks with Metropolis as one of the greatest achievements of German silent cinema. Gosta …

Reviews Carol

The elegant romance Carol directed by Todd Haynes premiered at the Cannes Film Festival this year to critical acclaim and already kicked off early Oscar speculations due to high praise for both actresses, including the Award for Best Actress for Rooney Mara for her performance. The Oscar buzz for both Rooney Mara and…

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Over the past 25 years, the reputation of Dances with Wolves has suffered quite a bit. It’s become known less as its own film as more as “The film that wrongfully beat Goodfellas for Best Picture”, like How Green Was My Valley has become known simply as “The film that beat Citizen Kane” instead of the great picture it really is. The truth is …

Reviews The Night Before

For better or for worse, Seth Rogen is here to stay. He may not be as ubiquitous as his longtime friend and frequent collaborator, James Franco, but he’s close. We only have ourselves to blame. In comedy after comedy, Rogen has essayed one weed-obsessed, clueless man-child after another and until moviegoers…

Reviews Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2

With the release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 as the fourth and final installment of the dystopian Hunger Games saga, the young adult franchise based on Suzanne Collins’s novels comes to a satisfying end. Jennifer Lawrence reprises her role as the fierce but broken heroine Katniss Everdeen for the…

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I can only imagine that the “Quotes” page on IMDb for The Keeper of Lost Causes, a Danish crime thriller (original title: Kvinden i buret) looks like a poster alternatively titled “Cool Cop Sayings”. There’s plenty to choose, from some version of “I don’t want to sit behind a desk” to “Turn in your badge”, as the angry police chief kicks the rebellious…

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Within Hong Sang-soo’s filmography, his latest film Right Now, Wrong Then is nothing new. In their structural and situational similarities (as well as cast), Hong’s films pose a challenge to the critic; one runs the risk of repeating oneself. What follows below has surely been expressed by countless others in their own engagements with Hong’s …

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